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Describing your job

By Helen Sinclair on Feb 28, 2020 4:00:00 PM in Free Materials

For groups and individuals

This activity is aimed at people who need to summarize what they do at work - in English.  Beyond that, this document can give you lots of interesting workplace conversations and is also useful if you want to learn more...

Decisions, decisions (Six Hats theory)

By Helen Sinclair on Feb 20, 2020 4:06:00 PM in Free Materials

This activity is designed to engage people who often have to make decisions at work. Participants will practise reformulation and questioning/answering skills, as well as the language for agreeing/disagreeing politely. It also has a practical...

Who owns the sharp pencil?

By Helen Sinclair on Jan 21, 2020 3:23:36 PM in Free Materials

A problem-solving activity

Written for teamwork and communication skills practice. Specific to engineers, but easily changed.

Socializing and networking: Indirect questions

By Helen Sinclair on Mar 25, 2019 3:42:26 PM in Free Materials

Loosely related to business travel, this is a simple activity for A2 and up. There are no trainer notes but you won't need them with this download and go exercise.

FILLED: Full-time InCorporateTrainer®™ in Blaichach/Immenstadt

By Helen Sinclair on Dec 20, 2018 8:56:58 AM in Jobs - Filled

Your future job?

We are looking for a commited full-time InCorporateTrainer®™ to work with one of our clients, an international corporation in the automotive industry, towards their Business English communication goals.  

As an...

FILLED: Full-time InCorporateTrainer®™ in Stuttgart

By Helen Sinclair on Sep 19, 2018 2:13:36 PM in Jobs - Filled

Your future job?

We are looking for a committed full-time InCorporateTrainer®™ to work with one of our clients - a global manufacturer in the automotive industry - with their Business English communication goals.  

As an InCorporateTrainer®™, you...

Full-time InCorporateTrainer®™ in Bamberg & Erlangen

By Helen Sinclair on Sep 5, 2018 12:43:40 PM in Jobs - Filled

Your future job?

We are looking for a commited full-time InCorporateTrainer®™ to work with two of our long-term clients, both global engineering companies,  with their Business English communication goals.  The job will be split between Bamberg &...

FILLED: Part-time InCorporateTrainer®™ in Erlangen

By Helen Sinclair on Aug 31, 2018 12:16:13 PM in Jobs - Filled

Your future job?

We are looking for a part-time InCorporateTrainer®™ to work with one of our clients in the Erlangen area.

The part-time position (16 – 20 hours per week during office hours) will involve 1-to-1 and group training in the client’s...

Is email making us stupid? (reading/discussion/roleplay)

By Helen Sinclair on Aug 29, 2018 2:45:00 PM in Free Materials

Technology in the workplace

The “memo” (along with the role play concept) and the “attached” article are best distributed well before a session begins, as it will take a bit of time for participants to read the whole article (some challenging...

Don't shoot the messenger!

By Helen Sinclair on May 22, 2018 1:24:00 PM in Free Materials

Giving unpalatable advice diplomatically

Primary Aims:  Present and practice functional language connected with giving advice and handling sensitive HR situations. Secondary Aims: Present and practice vocabulary connected with this topic.

Minimum...